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Coplay column

Thursday, November 14, 2013 by AL RECKER Special to The Press in Columns

Residents sponsoring coat drive

St. Peter's Catholic Church is participating in the Warmth for a Friend coat drive. Containers have been placed in the church vestibule for those who wish to donate.

Coats can also be dropped off at the Coplay Municipal building on Fourth Street.

The drive will take place Nov. 23 through Dec. 9. Coats will be delivered on Christmas Day to the Sixth Street Shelter in Allentown.

The drive is sponsored by Coplay residents Sophie and Amanda Kesselring and Richard Manganaro.


Time is running out for borough residents to enjoy a free swim indoors at the Whitehall High School pool. The fall swim program concludes Nov. 20.

Family swim takes place 7-8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays and adult swim is 8-9 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays.

The program, held in conjunction with Whitehall Township, will resume in January.

Children, 10 and under, must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Proof of residency is required.


It's not too early to think about snow as a blast of cold air has blanketed the area.

Residents who want their walks shoveled may notify the borough hall. Those interested in shoveling work can leave their names and phone numbers with the borough. They will be contacted in the event someone needs their property shoveled.


Saturday's Boy Scout Scouting For Food drive was a resounding success.

Boy Scout Troop 79, based at St. John's Catholic Church, Stiles, Whitehall Township, performed a stellar job. Troop 79 Scouts along with troop leaders collected what could be a record number of goods.

The items will go to deserving, needy families. Food bank personnel are busy this week, and possibly for several days, sorting the canned and boxed food.


Those interested may donate a turkey or money to the Coplay Recreation and Welfare's food bank for Thanksgiving. The food bank will provide a full holiday meal to select families.